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For some reason, a couple of years ago, I purchased a late 70's Sig P6. It's a good looking two-tone with night sights, SRT kit, Nills wooden grips, and a barrel that'll fire any JHP.
The issue I have with it is the capacity. It's basically a P220 in 9mm. I know it's all about being able to hit your target, blah, blah, but all it's doing is sitting around gathering dust on the case. I'm pondering selling it because I can't justify having a full sized pistol that only holds 8+1 of 9mm.
I have a P239 that has 9mm, 357 Sig, and 40 S&W barrels, so I think I have a low capacity 9mm covered. However, I'm not a 9mm guy, so......
 

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Goodness...9 rounds? I have no difficulties justifying a 5 shot 44 Spl. revolver. Don't know what I'd do with another 4 anyway.
 

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It only takes one well placed round to terminate a threat. Revolvers have been and are considered an adequate defense gun and they only hold 6 rounds (some 7). Rather than rely on "spray and pray" for threat reduction, perhaps it might be better to practice more so that fewer shots, well placed, are adequate. But, of course, it is your choice.

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Sounds like you just want another handgun. Are you sure that a double stack will fit your hands as well as the single stack? I don't have extra large hands. That is why I've never owned a N frame revolver. I prefer the smaller K frame or even smaller yet for edc. I like the Sig P250/320 because I can use the sub compact grip frame which is smaller around and still have a large capacity and lighter weight than all steel. But I would be perfectly happy with either of your single stacks if the weight didn't bother me.

If you sell it off and don't buy exactly what you want, I'll bet you'll miss those nice grips, the two tone, night sights, and improved trigger. There are many folks out there who prefer the smaller grip and just rely on a mag change. 1911 shooters have been doing that for a very long time.
 

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Under normal circumstances I’d say the market for full sized 9 with 8 round mag is a bit soft. However due to the present conditions you may be able to sale it as 9mm pistols are in short supply. Unless you need the money or have an opportunity to swap it for something you like better I’d keep it. It’s one of those guns that is worth more than you can sale them for.
 

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I have a P225 in 9mm "single stack" and a P220 in 45ACP. There are various version along with the P6 that are basically the classic SIG handguns. I find them excellent shooters, and with single stack magazines, much easier to get my smallish hands around.

I have not signed up for "compact" pistols mostly because I don't CARRY. For my home defense, my P225 is as small as I get for a pistol. I have several single stack 1911's, a SIG 1911, a SIG P210 (all single stack, mixed 45ACP, 10mm, and 9mm). If I owned a P6 I'd never sell it...it is way too nice of a gun to get ride of!

You do know that you can never have enough guns!!!

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Like I mentioned in my OP, I know it's all about hitting your target, I have a 12 gauge w/00 and a semi automatic rifle for spraying and praying.
I know for years lawmen carried six shooters (the IDOC still does, or at least they did when I retired 4 years ago), then came the 45 ACP with two more rounds, then even more semi auto pistols caught on. Whether they're still carrying six shooters with maybe two extra speed loaders, I don't know.
I used a S&W Model 66 K frame while in the IDOC. I currently have (besides the P6) an L frame 686, a Para Ordnance P13, a Sig P220 (which I qualified with for my my concealed carry license), a P229, and a P239 (mentioned earlier).
I was just wondering if anyone else here had a P6 and felt the same way.
 

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No sir Mr. Bryson, not this one. I'm definitely not a 9mm fan boy. Only one I own is a P-38 and that purely for historical reasons....and I'm reluctant to pay for a Luger.
 
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And I thought I was the only non-9mm liking kind of guy around! I know that 9mm ammo has come a long way over the years. And the cartridge has been used by other countries for many decades with great success. But, "I like big bullets and I cannot lie." Perhaps it all goes back to when the Army took my trusty, faithful 1911 away from me and forced the Beretta on me. I won't own one of their firearms to this day because of it.
I recently fell in love with Walther's. My CCP fits my hand perfectly. Capacity on it is the same as the Sig you have. I never feel the lack of a larger magazine is a problem. I also have a PPQ which holds twice as many rounds, but it's a bit bulkier than the CCP for carry for me. I look at a handgun as a way to keep you alive until you can get to a rifle. But that's just me.
Only problem I have now is that (not doing my research) I discovered that both model are available in either .40 or .45 Auto.
 

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I am an equal opportunity cartridge lover. I own about as many 45ACP guns as 9mm guns. I don’t hunt so a large bullet offers nothing for me for hunting. I am pretty sure that if things went “bump” in the night, my defense gun (SIG P225 with old Black Tallon ammo) would quell the “bump”. But when target practicing, the lower recoil of the 9mm allows a longer painless shooting session. Actually my 45ACP guns are all heavier (think 1911 heavy) so they just push harder than 9mm guns.

Since we are not real warriors (at least most of us are not) shooting at paper and beer cans only really requires the gun to reliably go “bang” and hit where we aim. We really don’t need to use “heavy” bullets to punch holes in paper or kick cans around or gong a gong. Most of us shoot for fun and owning both 9mm and 45ACP is fun.

Not every 9mm is a Beretta. I love my SIG’s, my Brownings, my 1911’s (yes, in 9mm) and of course my CZ’s. But you know 22 pistol are just as much fun.

The bottom line is ALL pistols can be fun to shoot for fun. If you have a job that requires a gun with take down power then 45ACP (or 10mm) might be for you but for just fun it is hard to beat any gun of almost any caliber.

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IIRC, the P6 came about in the 1980s when the W. German Polizei wanted to replace their Walther PP pistols with something that had greater power. The P225 was the civilian version. As such, the P6/P225 weren't made in great numbers like other Sig pistols. I'd say keep it and get as many extra magazines as you can find. They will only go up in value.
 

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When I bought mine new in Feb 1992, they were greatly discounted (at $480). I think they might have been poor sellers in the USA because of the 8 round magazine capacity. At that point in time everyone had a "Wonder Nine" with at least twice that capacity. And yes, I know 1911's also had a limited capacity. But the 1911's were 45ACP not 9MM and they are "!9!!'s". I'll never sell mine. So any increase in value, if there ever is an increase, is meaningless to me. I like SIG's and have several. I lusted after a P220, a P210 until got them. I recently added a SIG 1911 in 45ACP to the SIG stable. I also have a SIG Trailside in 22LR, as well (slightly modified to not break the trigger guard). I have a comparable CZ stable, too. These two manufacturers make great guns!

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IIRC, the P6 came about in the 1980s when the W. German Polizei wanted to replace their Walther PP pistols with something that had greater power. The P225 was the civilian version. As such, the P6/P225 weren't made in great numbers like other Sig pistols. I'd say keep it and get as many extra magazines as you can find. They will only go up in value.
Mine dates back to the mid 70's, IIRC.
 
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